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by Alchemy
Thu Mar 22, 2012 3:45 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Someone, somewhere must know the whereabouts of the Pis
Replies: 25
Views: 3600

Re: Someone, somewhere must know the whereabouts of the Pis

<t>lewmur said: <br/> <br/> <br/> Alchemy said:<br/> <br/> <br/> Can you name a single delay caused by customer impatience?<br/> <br/> <br/> Can you name a single person who claimed that it did?  And do you honestly think that constantly harping at people who have no control over the delay is going ...
by Alchemy
Thu Mar 22, 2012 3:14 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Someone, somewhere must know the whereabouts of the Pis
Replies: 25
Views: 3600

Re: Someone, somewhere must know the whereabouts of the Pis

Jongoleur said:


Keep on folks, its all very entertaining!!!!!


Can you name a single delay caused by customer impatience?
by Alchemy
Thu Mar 22, 2012 2:02 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Someone, somewhere must know the whereabouts of the Pis
Replies: 25
Views: 3600

Re: Someone, somewhere must know the whereabouts of the Pis

The question was answered from map co-ords on a photo in another thread. The answer was the "The Shanghai New International Expo Centre". The photo also showed networking was working.
by Alchemy
Thu Mar 22, 2012 1:25 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Post your estimated arrival dates
Replies: 323
Views: 56390

Re: Post your estimated arrival dates

Tass said:


Especially seeing this has been proven false by photographic evidence!! (poke )


by Alchemy
Thu Mar 22, 2012 11:33 am
Forum: Python
Topic: Python Hello World :)
Replies: 17
Views: 5089

Re: Python Hello World :)

<t>Great to see people learning instead of waiting.<br/> <br/> I use a Python version compatible with Blender(it's inside a CAD). Apologies if this syntax isn't universal.<br/> <br/> >import math<br/> <br/> >math.pi-(math.log(math.pow(640320.,3)+744.)/math.pow(163,.5))<br/> <br/> >import cmath<br/> ...
by Alchemy
Thu Mar 22, 2012 10:04 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Post your estimated arrival dates
Replies: 323
Views: 56390

Re: Post your estimated arrival dates

Seems likely another factory could make the boards before the first factory do.

I hope RS and E14 aren't waiting for them. The first factory should not be given power over the project for just 10k of boards.
by Alchemy
Wed Mar 21, 2012 6:40 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Store Hours?
Replies: 11
Views: 1587

Re: Store Hours?

<r>Store closed a month ago. Its no longer the place to buy RasPI.<br/> <br/> You want <URL url="http://uk.rs-online.com/web/ge.....aspberrypi">http://uk.rs-online.com/web/ge.....aspberrypi</URL><br/> <br/> Or <URL url="http://www.element14.com/commu.....spberry-pi">http://www.element14.com/commu......
by Alchemy
Wed Mar 21, 2012 6:36 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: THE new WAR against Open Source and Privacy ?.
Replies: 7
Views: 1762

Re: THE new WAR against Open Source and Privacy ?.

<t>Some day a badly written law will get passed. Because a majority of people opposing these laws don't want download anti-piracy laws.<br/> <br/> I'm very worried about the generic drugs removal, and some issues of allowed software patenting by the USA affecting Linux. But the voice of reason won't...
by Alchemy
Tue Mar 20, 2012 6:13 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Pirate bay wants to use Pi in flight
Replies: 33
Views: 9817

Re: Pirate bay wants to use Pi in flight

error404 said


The fact that this is obviously a joke?


I would say its a distraction story not a joke. I'm sure they basically botnet their user base for any resources.
by Alchemy
Mon Mar 19, 2012 10:47 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Pirate bay wants to use Pi in flight
Replies: 33
Views: 9817

Re: Pirate bay wants to use Pi in flight

<t>One big reason to get kids programming is to get jobs and a reasonable income. Creating a meritocracy based on talent not chance or wealth.<br/> <br/> Getting minimum wage for apps should not be considered greed. Download sites are happy to host cracked versions of the cheapest products. Pirates ...
by Alchemy
Sat Mar 17, 2012 8:35 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Discussions about Raspberry Pi are NOT off topic!
Replies: 29
Views: 5047

Re: Discussions about Raspberry Pi are NOT off topic!

<t>I think the only problem is the Wiki does not mention the other forums.<br/> <br/> This place behaves professionally. That is appropriate for an official source of news. Things are correct not best guesses.<br/> <br/> The whole issue is simply solved by other forums. Without the official handicap...
by Alchemy
Thu Mar 15, 2012 11:02 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Exactly what is a Pi?
Replies: 65
Views: 11439

Re: Exactly what is a Pi?

The 10,000 Rapsberry Pi's are network challenged. I think that leaves 20.

Anyway I believe the answer is For Tea Two. Which is a babel fish poor translation of Tea For Two. Which is a perfect reason for the universe and everything.
by Alchemy
Thu Mar 15, 2012 9:47 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Exactly what is a Pi?
Replies: 65
Views: 11439

Re: Exactly what is a Pi?

<t>Morgaine said: <br/> <br/> <br/> Seriously, don't try to pigeon hole this lovely device.  The possibilities created by its very low price bracket have no limit.<br/> <br/> <br/> I'm really concerned about the lack of programmers in the world. Really not concerned about media centers or routers. I...
by Alchemy
Thu Mar 15, 2012 6:18 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: New RS Components email
Replies: 41
Views: 8255

Re: New RS Components email

I've received this email. And I know I'm out of luck on batch 1.

If people are looking for a pattern.
by Alchemy
Thu Mar 15, 2012 1:43 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Exactly what is a Pi?
Replies: 65
Views: 11439

Re: Exactly what is a Pi?

<t>The Raspberry Pi is for learning.<br/> <br/> All us experienced programmers are essentially hanging out at kindergarten to look smart. We don't have to be here the newbies do. So like it or not this is the newbies forum even on post 1. And whatever the response to a question it should result in e...
by Alchemy
Thu Mar 15, 2012 12:52 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Windows CE 6
Replies: 37
Views: 11824

Re: Windows CE 6

<t>I've got no problems with Windows CE. I hope I'm platform blind.<br/> <br/> However. If someone wants a device with a screen. Cheap Android tablet is the way to go on current spec and prices. Or whatever phone you already own.<br/> <br/> I think RasPi is there to learn. Then you are free. I hope ...
by Alchemy
Wed Mar 14, 2012 7:24 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: RaspberryPi heralds the next era of computing
Replies: 21
Views: 3453

Re: RaspberryPi heralds the next era of computing

<t>I'm looking forward to the future. I want my plastic and metal 3D home printers. I want to print that Solar cell or Wind Turbine for my power. I want that SynBio slaughter free meat and veg growing in the hatchways in the roof alongside the plastic producing bacteria. That drip of Solar Fuel. Eve...
by Alchemy
Wed Mar 14, 2012 6:43 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: RaspberryPi heralds the next era of computing
Replies: 21
Views: 3453

Re: RaspberryPi heralds the next era of computing

<t>Andre_P said:<br/> <br/> <br/> Whatever happens it's going to be interesting <br/> <br/> <br/> Total agreement. Try it, find out and enjoy ourselves either way.<br/> <br/> I'm not writing Artificial Intelligence. I'm writing a computer program to make 3D commercial models suitable for games and a...
by Alchemy
Wed Mar 14, 2012 5:32 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: RaspberryPi heralds the next era of computing
Replies: 21
Views: 3453

Re: RaspberryPi heralds the next era of computing

<r>Andre_P said: <br/> <br/> <br/> No I mean the "Chinese Room".<br/> <br/> <URL url="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/C.....inese_room">http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/C.....inese_room</URL><br/> <br/> <br/> That's a bit silly, but thanks for the link. Computers beat people at chess and jeopardy. Saying a...
by Alchemy
Wed Mar 14, 2012 4:01 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Exactly what is a Pi?
Replies: 65
Views: 11439

Re: Exactly what is a Pi?

You could also say RasPi is a computer. As it will be used for general purpose programming.

Modern computers should be renamed App players leaving the computer word for RasPi.
by Alchemy
Wed Mar 14, 2012 3:04 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: RaspberryPi heralds the next era of computing
Replies: 21
Views: 3453

Re: RaspberryPi heralds the next era of computing

<t>rurwin said:<br/> <br/> <br/> Just because we do not understand how the machine works, it does not make it self-aware. A lot of this neural-net stuff seems to be an effort to create a machine which nobody understands, as if in some mystical sense that makes it better.<br/> <br/> <br/> I always us...
by Alchemy
Wed Mar 14, 2012 1:14 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: RaspberryPi heralds the next era of computing
Replies: 21
Views: 3453

Re: RaspberryPi heralds the next era of computing

<t>I think you refer to the Turing Test? Unsure. The "chinese room".<br/> <br/> Certainly many people think computers can not exceed what you tell them. This is total nonsense, surprise is common place in programming. From the chess program you write you can't beat. To the laugh out loud reply of yo...
by Alchemy
Wed Mar 14, 2012 11:50 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: RaspberryPi heralds the next era of computing
Replies: 21
Views: 3453

Re: RaspberryPi heralds the next era of computing

<t>If you put personal 3D printing into the mix. What you get is the only Brand that people will place above corporations. The brand of yourself.<br/> <br/> Also take the scary modern attitude. Twitter calls personal private messages "direct" messages. This means they can sell their content. Google ...
by Alchemy
Wed Mar 14, 2012 10:48 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Why Pi .. ?
Replies: 16
Views: 2863

Re: Why Pi .. ?

<t>Programming will take time to learn. And a lot of uninterrupted computer time.<br/> <br/> Many people share a family computer. So RasPi allows the individual time required.<br/> <br/> Also some people might be scared of breaking stuff. And trashing a cheap computer with no ones homework or accoun...
by Alchemy
Wed Mar 14, 2012 10:17 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: First comparison of the available distros running on a Pi
Replies: 20
Views: 5045

Re: First comparison of the available distros running on a Pi

<t>Grumpyoldgit said: <br/> <br/> <br/> So, the elephant in the room is, why is Fedora the disto of choice?<br/> <br/> <br/> I think Seneca College support Fedora remix for RasPi. And they are putting the education weight into the project. There are lots of students learning this way.<br/> <br/> Sou...

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